GFCC Sanctions Screening Team Lead - Overnight

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Retail

Global Financial Crime Compliance Team Lead – Overnight Shift (9pm to 5am)

At Brown Brothers Harriman, we believe no job is too big or small for any of us to handle if it helps our clients. We value passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge that demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client’s financial well-being.

If you are looking for an entrepreneurial environment where you can learn and thrive, Brown Brothers Harriman is the right place for you

GFCC Team Lead – Overnight Shift

Brown Brothers Harriman is currently recruiting GFCC Team Lead to join our Global Financial Crime Compliance team. In this role you will be responsible for support and overseeing the daily activities within the Jersey City Monitoring team to support AML/Sanctions screening-related activities. You will also provide oversight of, and guidance to team members performing sanctions reviews to ensure that dispositions are appropriate and documented in a consistent manner. Some the responsibilities include developing and maintaining a team focused on balancing sanctions risk and AML/reputational risks, as well as providing reviews of escalated alerts from the team that were generated from multiple sources included but not limited to money movements, security set-ups and transactions, trades, corporate actions, client-related names and regulations. 

Some of your key responsibilities include:

Daily Oversight

  • Supervise day-to-day activities.
  • Ensure hits/alerts are handled in accordance with defined procedures and meet standards for both quality and deadlines. Hits/alerts are generated from sanctions screening of transactions, including but not limited to cash payments, trade instructions, corporate action messaging, and client related names (i.e., Beneficial owners and/or interested parties).
  • Support the team with daily inquiries and Interact with other BBH departments/lines of business on resolution of issues
  • Regularly updates and ensures accuracy of tracking logs, including Escalation Log for metrics reporting
  • Perform reconciliation functions of daily reviews to ensure all hits are addressed and escalated in a timely manner to avoid aging and delays.
  • Ensure escalations are properly handled and documented in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Serves as the day-to-day subject matter expert in their assigned areas and directs the activity of staff through.
  • Alert Review

  • Review sanctions screening alerts for real time and post transactional in Fircosoft (automated sanctions screening system) for potential violations of Office of Foreign Asset Controls (“OFAC”) and other governmental sanctions regimes, in accordance with defined procedures
  • Document the results of the review, and ensure that where appropriate escalation is properly handled
  • Identify hits which warrant additional research. Escalate potential sanctions violations and/or reputational/financial risks to management.
  • Program/Team Oversight

  • Perform Quality Assurance function by sampling dispositioned alerts to ensure filters/processes are operating efficiently and accurately and quality control of team members’ work.
  • Support management in identifying, creating and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure compliance with OFAC sanctions filtering/reporting requirements.
  • Assist team in navigating through online research tools, internal BBH systems and tools, as well as exploring prior Sanctions Inquires to complete enhanced due diligence.
  • Review of daily/weekly/monthly reports to identify trends.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to on daily basis with proper evidence.
  • Training

  • Ensures timely completion of all mandatory training requirements for self and the team. 
  • In coordination with management, provide training through assisting in the development of team members.
  • Assists identifying training needs and prepare/deliver said training.
  • Keeps abreast of regulatory changes and news with a focus on AML and OFAC matters and keep the team.
  • Qualifications:

  • 5 years+ of relevant work experience
  • Strong research, analysis and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to identify, escalate and resolve a problem; to see through gray areas and assess AML related risks.
  • Ability to multi-task, adhere to intra-day deadlines, and work in a team environment.
  • Detail oriented with investigative/administrative ability.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively resolve issues to minimize risk exposure.
  • Ability to identify, escalate and resolve a problem.
  • Capable of executing a range of relatively complex tasks and analysis.
  • Working knowledge of FircoSoft, Actimize, or similar trade surveillance monitoring system preferred.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • 5 years+ of relevant work experience; Custody/Financial Services industry experience, banking operations, specifically in SWIFT, CHIPS, payments message types preferred.
  • 5 years+ of Anti Money Laundering (“AML”), Sanctions or related Compliance experience strongly preferred.
  • 3 years+ of supervisory experience of small-medium size teams.
  • What We Offer :

  • A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can
  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself—without leaving the firm
  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective
  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind
  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage
  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.Full timeJersey City

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